5 Benefits of High-Visibility Workwear for Construction Workers
High-visibility clothing can benefit industrial and construction workers in many ways, primarily in the area of safety in a number of different situations.
Every year there are construction-related fatalities. In fact, the construction industry has the highest rate of job-related injuries and fatalities, but visibility helps to increase worker safety.
Some of the greatest threats to construction worker safety are transportation accidents and slips, trips, and falls. Both of these can be mitigated to some extent with high visibility clothing.
Workers with hi-vis vests are more easily seen in poor weather conditions such as rain or snow. Increasing their visibility also makes industrial workers, first responders, and fire rescue personnel more visible to one another and people in emergency situations.
Hi-vis clothing approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is divided up into classes—Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3 established based on a worker’s level of risk for injury. Class 3, the highest, includes emergency responders and road construction crews.